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How do I talk to my child about the birds and the bees?

It can be difficult to gauge how best to broach the subject of sex with your primary school child. However, it’s important not to chicken out and assume that he or she will learn everything in school. The fact is kids are learning about sex at a younger age these days and if your child doesn’t here the correct facts from you then he may pick up facts that are completely wrong from someone in the playground.
Pick a time when you can give your child your full attention and share some of the basic facts with her. Don’t let your child see that you are embarrassed as this will translate to your child that the subject matter is embarrassing.  There is no need to go into too much detail as this is the first conversation, instead give a general account and go into detail further if your child has any questions.
Make sure that before you finish your conversation that you let your child knows that they can always come to you with any questions they might have on the topic.

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